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You don’t have to sit in a lecture theatre to do this university course.

If you have ever felt the need to be part of a bigger conversation than the ones taking place in your neighbourhood or state or even Australia, then here’s an opportunity to be part of a world-wide discussion about death … Continue reading

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To die with or without help – a conversation

For something a bit different here is a post that links to the audio feed of a radio program. Josh Szeps (The People vs Death, ABC Radio National 15 September 2019) acts as the moderator of a conversation with a … Continue reading

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Mobile mourning

Only-in-America is usually how we describe the odd or quirky, but for this story the phrase reads only-in-Japan.  Will it catch on?  Will this be the start of a new trend? ‘In a first for Japan,’ reporter Alex Martin, in, Japan … Continue reading

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Cough n up for coffins

What do weddings and funerals have in common? Well for the most part the central focus of attention in thess putting-on-appearances times, is the brides wedding dress and the deceased persons coffin or casket. We say for the most part, … Continue reading

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Beekeepers or beeminders

To appreciate that we are a part of nature and not apart from nature the starting point is the realisation that non-human animals are not all that dissimilar to us and in the case of bees, they have brains and … Continue reading

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I wish I knew

It seems like we regularly go over old ground, revisiting the same subjects as if we don’t already know the answers.  Strange as it might seem, there are no definitive answers when it comes to death and dying and disposal.  … Continue reading

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Buyer beware remains the message when a loved one dies

After so many instances of people needing a funeral, who leave it to the last minute to make arrangements, is it any wonder that the industry takes advantage of their vulnerability.  Of course funeral providers deny any suggestion that they … Continue reading

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